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The Douglass Browser


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Download the Douglass Browser for MacOS

*The Douglass Browser is for the M1 and M2 chip systems

The Douglass Browser is aligned with the Beloved Community License and the Beloved Community PledgeThe Douglass Browser includes the Hamer Community Network,  the Douglass Privacy Protecting Search Engine and Douglass News.

Douglass builds and designs Intentional Products, and Technologies for: Peace, Love and Purpose. 

Douglass Browser Features


Privacy Policy: Douglass Browser

The Douglass Browser is privacy-focused. It offers tracking protection and removes many features that decrease users' privacy, such as Pocket, Telemetry, data collection and startup profiling. It is also able to erase all online data on your system without the use of add-ons.

We strive to collect only the absolute minimum to provide you with a useable web experience. We try to avoid any personal data where we can and keep data collection to the minimum.

We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.

The Douglass Browser does not collect telemetry about your installation - any telemetry modules are disable when the browser is built. What you do in your browser is only known by you.

The Douglass Browser uses the privacy protecting Douglass Search Engine. With The Douglass Search Engine their is No user tracking, No user profiling, AND Cookies are not used by default.

Improve security for users everywhere

Desktop versions of The Douglass Browser check for updates by persistently connecting to Douglass' update servers. Your Douglass Browser version, language, specific search configurations and device operating system are used to apply the correct updates. 

The Desktop version of the Douglass Browser periodically connects to external services to protect you and others from malicious add-ons. Your Douglass Browser version and language, device operating system, and list of installed add-ons are needed to apply and update the add-ons blocklist.

When you visit a secure website (usually identified with a URL starting with "HTTPS"), The Douglass Browser validates the website's certificate. This may involve The Douglass Browser sending certain information about the website to the Certificate Authority identified by that website. Opting out increases the risk of your private information being intercepted.

The Douglass Browser always asks before determining and sharing your location with a requesting website (for example, if a map website needs your location to provide directions). To determine location, The Douglass Browser will use your operating system’s geolocation features.

If you allow a website to send you notifications, The Douglass Browser connects with a third party service and uses your IP address to relay the message. The Douglass Browser nor the third party service can access the content of messages.


Douglass Community

Douglass Community is a Community for: Peace, Love and Purpose. The Douglass Community service includes “FreedomTrain” our Douglass Community Economics and Governance service.

foundation of intentional Beloved Community aligned policies ensures that the products and technologies we build are in service too: Life, Earth and Communities rather than dominating, replacing, and exploiting them.

The Douglass Community Platform brings a systemic advantage to those who work with it

Douglass Community Privacy Policy

Douglass Community Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how The Douglass Community collects, uses, shares, and safeguards personal information.

This Privacy Policy also tells you about your rights and choices with respect to your personal information, and how you can reach us to get answers to your questions. Nothing in this policy shall be construed to mean that any particular law applies to the data or processing described herein, including without limitation the California Consumer Privacy Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.


We do not sell your data

We do not sell your personal data. Our business model is to provide you with a free edition and we charge you for extra services or features, according to the plan you choose. What you process within Rosa is yours and stays your.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions.

Types of Data Collected

Personal Data

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Account Data

Rosa requires that you register for a personalized account. Account data may include in addition your account name, authentication information, registration date, contact information, payment information, and any other information associated with your account.

Usage Data

We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service, incl. by or through a mobile device (“Usage Data”).

This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the app version, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

As a byproduct of the usage data within a Rosa Administrators may choose to share aggregated and therefore anonymous, non-personal data with us to help us learn more about how our product is being used.

Location Data

We may use and store information about your location if you give us permission to do so (“Location Data”). We use this data to provide features of our Service (only to allow you to share your location to another user via Rosa, if it was enabled by the administrator).

You can enable or disable location services when you use our Service at any time, through your device settings.

Content you provide

When you use our Services you may provide content into that service (e.g. upload file, send a message).

Tracking & Cookies Data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

We regularly monitor aggregated activity data on our infrastructure, but it is not tracking of individual users in the sense of this paragraph, which only occurs when we have a legitimate interest to do so (e.g. for security and compliance purposes). We do perform regular tracking on Rosa.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

How do we use information?

We collect and use your personal data to the extent necessary to carry out our operations and provide our services as well as to comply with any regulatory obligations in our activities.

These purposes are defined in more detail below:

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

In accordance with the applicable regulations, we may only use your personal data for at least one of the following reasons:

We collect and use your personal data to comply various legal and regulatory obligations, such as:

To fulfil our legitimate interest

We also use your personal data to fulfill our legitimate interests, which include the following:

Based on your consent

If processing of certain personal data requires your consent (e.g. cookies), we will inform you of this including details of the specific processing activity and request your consent to such processing. You may request to revoke your consent at any time.

Retention of Data

Douglass P.B.C will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Douglass P.B.C will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our Service, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.

Transfer of Data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States or other jurisdictions deemed not not have an adequate level of data protection deemed by the competent authorities of your residence.

Douglass P.B.C. will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of Data

Business Transaction

If Douglass P.B.C. is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Data may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Disclosure for Law Enforcement

Under certain circumstances, Douglass P.B.C. may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Douglass P.B.C. may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

Your Rights

In accordance with applicable regulations and where applicable, you have the following rights:

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Hamer

Welcome to the Hamer Community Network

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Hamer is an intentional Community Network Centered in: Peace, Love and Purpose.

Hamer is named in Honor of Fannie Lou Hamer. Fannie Lou Hamer is an American voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi's Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, an organization created to recruit, train, and support women of all races who wish to seek election to government office.

Hamer Basic Concepts

Hamer Terms and Conditions

The Hamer Community is aligned with the Beloved Community Pledge and The  Beloved Community License.

Hamer is a community where anyone that is centered in Peace, Love and Purposed is welcome to participate.

Hamer Community Members come from different countries, speak different languages, and represent different races, gender identities, sexualities, nationalities, cultures, religions, abilities, ages, incomes, immigration statuses, levels of education, and life experiences. We’re all here together trying to foster positive conversations, and build a community centered in Peace, Love and Purposed,

By being a member of the Hamer Community , you agree to model the behavior you hope to see from others and follow the the Hamer Terms and Conditions and the ideals of the Beloved Community Pledge and the Beloved Community License .

How Hamer Works

Members & Groups

Members of the  Hamer Community Network can be assigned to one or multiple member  groups. Member groups are used to manage group level permissions as for example the permission to create spaces or access certain areas of the Hamer network as the directory. You can either automatically assign members users to a certain group or let them choose from a set of user groups in the registration process.

Spaces

The Hamer Community Network is  separated into multiple spaces. A space serves as an independent area within The Hamer Commun Network with it's own set of members.  Most content created within The Hamer Community Network  as posts, events or wiki pages are linked to a specific space. Space's cam be created for projects,  or any kind of community topic.

Streams

In Hamer Community Network, streams are used to display and filter recently created contents and activities. The following types of streams are available in the Hamer Community Network.

Activities

Beside the wall streams, which display actual content entries as posts or calendar events, the activity stream lists various information about recent activities within The Hamer Community network or a single space. An activity for example could be a new member joining a space or a user liking a post. Activities are also part of the summary mail sent out to users to keep them up-to-date with recent network activities.

Posts

In The Hamer Community Network, posts are the simplest form of content. Members can create posts directly within the start page of a space or on their member profile wall.  Hamer provides a WYSIWYG editor for most text based contents in order to add simple formatting as headlines or bold text as well as oEmbed or file uploads.

Notifications

Notifications are sent out to member to inform them about user related events as new comments or likes on a posts. In contrast to activities, notifications are always directed to a single member and not the whole network or a space.

Dashboard

By default, the dashboard is the starting point for all of Hamer Community Network members. The dashboard provides a quick overview of all recent contents and activities of all spaces and profiles a user is following and may contains additional sidebar elements as for example a task or calendar overview snippet.

Directory

The directory serves as an overview of the whole network and provides a list of groups, members, spaces as well as a wall stream with all public user profile posts.

Topics

Topics can be used to classify and filter contents within a stream by attaching one or multiple topic labels to a content entry.

The Hamer Community is aligned with the Beloved Community Pledge and The Beloved Community License.

Hamer Terms and Conditions

Hamer is an intentional Community centered in Peace, Love and Purpose.


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Hamer is named in Honor of “Fannie Lou Hamer”

Fannie Lou Hamer is an American voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Hamer also organized Mississippi's Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was also a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, an organization created to recruit, train, and support women of all races who wish to seek election to government office.

The Hamer Community is aligned with the Beloved Community Pledge and The Beloved Community License.

Hamer is a community where anyone that is centered in Peace, Love and Purposed is welcome to participate.

Hamer Community Members come from different countries, speak different languages, and represent different races, gender identities, sexualities, nationalities, cultures, religions, abilities, ages, incomes, immigration statuses, levels of education, and life experiences. We’re all here together trying to foster positive conversations, and build a community centered in Peace, Love and Purposed,

By being a member of the Hamer Community , you agree to model the behavior you hope to see from others and follow the guidelines below as well as the ideals of the Beloved Community Pledge and the Beloved Community License .

No promotional posting, no spam

The Hamer Community is not a site for self-promotion, SEO, PR, marketing, or advertising. There are extremely limited circumstances under which it is acceptable to link to your own work, your company’s work, or any work you’ve been hired to promote. Posting outside of these circumstances is grounds for an immediate ban. If you’re joining specifically for any of these purposes, stop now and save us both some time.

Speak for yourself, not others

Speak from your own experience and perspective. Say things you genuinely mean (rather than playing devil’s advocate, trolling, or saying bad things ironically). Avoid downplaying a problem just because it is not a problem for you. Avoid speaking on behalf of other people and discussing their experience like an academic topic; invite them to speak for themselves instead!

Be considerate and respectful

The Hamer Community is a space for conversations, not a contest; add your own informed perspective and nuance instead of shutting others down. Extend the benefit of the doubt in conversations and earn the benefit of the doubt that others are extending to you. Listen if someone says they’re upset and be willing to apologize and step back.

Be sensitive to context

Read a post before commenting. Engage with what people are really saying. Respond appropriately to people’s mood and investment in a topic. Refrain from making light jokes in a serious discussion. Avoid analogies or hypotheticals in charged discussions; these often involve ignoring or distorting the actual context of the conversation.

Be aware of your privilege

Recognize your own positioning. Be aware of how much space you are occupying in a discussion and avoid exclusionary or insensitive statements that can harm or alienate other people. In a conversation where you’re in a privileged group, take active care to avoid making it about yourself or diverting the topic (intentionally or accidentally) particularly where systemic power is involved (race, class, gender, etc). Remember that each person has different stakes and direct experience in a conversation.

Be mindful of micro-aggressions

Use people’s correct name, gender, and pronouns. Be respectful. Do not exoticize or joke about another culture’s touchstones — things like names, food, language, religious concepts. Avoid stereotypes and outdated terms. Believe people about their own experiences.

Accept feedback gracefully

Be willing to listen and apologize if someone says you’ve said something hurtful. If someone criticizes your ideas or statements, or points out harmful impacts, it’s not a personal attack. Remember that you can do harm without intending to. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and let the conversation move on.

Hamer Content Policy

Hamer is a community where anyone that is aligned with Peace, Love, and Purpose can participate. We encourage open conversations between members and value the different contributions that make the Hamer Community positive and dynamic.

We have a set of Community Guidelines that we expect all members to follow and staff who provide round-the-clock moderation and support.

In order to keep the discussions in the Hamer Community healthy, we have outlined the policy below to serve as a guide of the types of content and behavior that will be considered inappropriate and may lead to removal of content, warnings or having your account banned.

Inappropriate Content

The following types of content or behavior will not be tolerated:

Hateful content: Posting racial slurs, deliberately misgendering/misnaming, or other racist, misogynist, homophobic, transphobic, or otherwise hateful speech. This includes making hateful statements ironically or sarcastically.

Name calling: Any kind of name calling and/or cursing directed at others in a conversation. (Pointing out that a statement is inappropriate or otherwise problematic is not name-calling.) In general, cursing is fine on the site, but cursing at someone else is not okay.

Trolling: Systematically posting content solely intended to upset or provoke an angry response.

Doxxing: Posting someone else’s personal information without consent. If someone hasn’t explicitly and intentionally brought their personal information into a public discussion, don’t make that decision for them.

Hacking Impersonation Misrepresentation: Compromising or accessing another person’s account or pretending to be somebody else.

Stalking/harassment: Any unwanted and obsessive attention or otherwise creepy behavior making other members or staff. This includes contacting someone after they have said they do not want to be contacted by you.

Discrimination: Any type of discrimination or offensive content based on (but not limited to) age, appearance, body shape, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation. This includes demanding members to provide information about their identity within a conversation.

Spamming: Posting or advertising unsolicited commercial/promotional content.

Violence: It can be okay to talk in strongly critical terms about people’s words but don’t cross the line into any threats of violence or wishing violence on other people.

The Beloved Community Pledge

At Douglass we are committed to a world where Peace, Love and Purpose replace hatred, exploitation, and violence. Now is the time to create technology for: Peace, Love and Purpose in order to bring about a new Modern Future of Joy and Abundance for all.

  • I recognize the humanity of the multitudes that are oppressed, persecuted, incarcerated, and in struggle.
  • I declare that violence, poverty, racism, sexism, incarceration, surveillance, militarism and environmental destruction cannot persist.
  • I recognize that reparations and atonement are part of a needed community healing process.
  • I recognize that Housing, Food, Health Care and Education are Human Rights that should be provided to all.
  • I pursue a world of Peace, Love, Purpose and abundance for all.
  • I make change through nonviolence and radical love for all and for our sacred planet.
  • I commit to the inspired change needed to create a more humanely just and coherent future.
  • I commit to becoming aware of those forces that seek to undermine the Beloved Community.
  • Whenever possible I will use (and create) technology which is aligned with Peace, Love and Purpose.

The Beloved Community License

This Beloved Community License has been created out of Peace, Love, and Purpose.

BELOVED COMMUNITY LICENSE (BCL)

The BCL is a Non Violent Software, Hardware and Product License that has been created for: Peace, Love and Purpose.

The BCL is based on an understanding and recognition of: Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community”, and a Social Activism that pursues a future of Peace, Love and Purpose for all.

Recognition and Possibilities

  • When possible Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL will be used to improve the lives of the Multitudes of the World that are oppressed and in struggle.
  • When possible Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL will be used to foster the development of equitable and inclusive political and economic spaces.
  • When possible Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL will be used to enable the enfranchisement of the incarcerated into the daily activities of our communities.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the BCL you recognize the Preciousness of all with special attention to the hungry, the homeless and the oppressed.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the BCL you recognize that reparations and atonement are a part of a needed community healing process.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL you recognize the Preciousness of the earth.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the BCL you recognize the humanity of the incarcerated.
  • By using Software, Hardware and Products Issued under the BCL you recognize that Housing, Food,Health Care and Education are Human Rights that should be provide to all.

Usage Restrictions

  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL cannot be used for any violent purpose.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be used for surveillance of any kind.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL cannot be used for War.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL cannot be used to support Military activities.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL cannot be used to inflict violence upon the Earth.
  • Software or Hardware issued under the BCL License cannot be be used by institutions of incarceration.
  • Software, Hardware and Products issued under the BCL cannot be used to support the activities of Institutions of Incarceration.
  • The Douglass Community does not support judicial and legal systems that enforce corporal punishment, or retributive justice.

As a first measure disputes concerning the terms of the BCL will be adjudicated through a community driven Non-violent communication process.

Timbuktu

Timbuktu is the Douglass communities marketplace that is aligned with the Beloved Community Pledge and the Beloved Community License